Wasting Money On Diabetes Education That Fails To Teach The Right Things

Wasting Money on Diabetes Education That Fails to Teach the Right Things

Wasting Money on Diabetes Education That Fails to Teach the Right Things

What is a bit shocking, however, is that this expansion of diabetes is happening right in the midst of some of the best academic and research health institutions in the country. Texas is home to MD Anderson Cancer Center , Baylor College of Medicine , UT Health Science Center , Memorial Hermann Hospital , The Methodist Hospital , Texas Childrens Hospital , and University of Houston College of Pharmacy .
On the other hand, the fact is that Texas is not very different than other states in America. We have become a nation of diabetics! One in 4 adults over 65 in the US is already diabetic and 1 in 3 over age 20 is prediabetic. By 2050, one-third of all Americans could be diabetic!!!
So why is this $2 million research grant not such good news?
The Third Ward, one of the six historic wards of Houston, is a predominantly African American community of over 13,000 people as of 2011. The program envisioned in this grant is to take education and treatment out into the Third Ward by 1) establishing a community advisory group, 2) conducting health fairs at different locations, 3) offering lessons on how to live and eat healthier, and 4) screening to detect susceptible individuals early. The objectives are to treat those who already have and to prevent others from getting it, according to Ezemenari Obasi, director of the HEALTH institute. (The name of this institute is an acronym for Helping Everyone Achieve a Lifetime of Health.)
My answer is: it depends on what it is educating people about, and if it has any effect. And if you look at the rising epidemic of diabetes, it appears Continue reading

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Sanofi falls short in Q3 as diabetes and MS sales disappoint

Sanofi falls short in Q3 as diabetes and MS sales disappoint

Sanofi falls short in Q3 as diabetes and MS sales disappoint
Sanofi is counting on innovations in MS and other fast-growing markets to fuel its growth.
To make up for a slow and painful decline of its aging diabetes unit, Sanofi has been counting on newer market entrieslike Aubagio and Lemtrada to treat multiple sclerosis. And during the third quarter, both drugs did see their sales grow19% and 5% respectively, in fact. But that wasnt enough to ease investors fears that the French drug giants innovation engine may not be able to outpace the diabetes decline.
Aubagio brought in 382 million ($445 million) during the quarter, while Lemtrada sales were 113 million ($132million). Both numbers came in below analysts expectations. The companys overall sales of 9.05 billion ($10.55 billion) also fell short of the average forecast of 9.26 billion. Sanofis net income was 1.6 billion ($1.9 billion), or 1.71 ($1.99) per share, up 1% year over year, and the company reiterated its guidance that earnings for the full year would be flat over last year.
Sanofis diabetes franchise has been hammered by a combination of patent expirations and pricing pressure on newer productsin the U.S. Last year, both CVS and United Health removed Sanofis insulin mainstay, Lantus from their formularies, replacing it with Eli Lillys Basaglar, a cheaper biosimilar. Sanofis diabetes sales have dropped 20% in the U.S. year-to-date, and the company warned of an accelerated decline in the fourth quarter as the full impact of the CVS and United exclusions hits.
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Soup | Gestational Diabetes UK

Soup | Gestational Diabetes UK

It's cold outside and you want something warm and filling. You know a salad just isn't going to cut it, but you don't want a large meal. What do most people fancy? Soup!
Soup may may seem like a great meal on a gestational diabetes diet, warm, filling, nutritious. But wait!...
This tin of soup contains 34g of carbs, that's 8 tsp of sugar
Did you know that a can of soup can contain as much as 34g of carbs, that's the equivalent to 8 tsp of sugar! Plus you most probably will dip some bread in there too, so even if you pick a better tolerated one like Burgen soya & linseed (11g carbs per 800g slice), that could easily be 45g carbs or 11 tsp of sugar with little protein and fat to help 'pair ' or slow down the release of that sugar.
On this post we'll share with you lots of better alternatives for soups and some hints and tips. We'll also share some of most commonly used soups that causes ladies problems.
Soup releases sugar faster into the bloodstream
Just like with anything blitzed, pureed, or mashed, soups have been cooked down and very often blended. This means that your body has to do less work to break down soup and glucose will be released faster into the bloodstream. To help this, when making soup you could eat it chunky and increase the protein and fat in the soup to help slow down the release of glucose.
Tinned soups can have high carb amounts, usually the nutritional information on the labels are shown per 100gand you will no doubt be eating more than 100g. A standard tin of soup is 400g and so most will eat at least 200g. Some cans have nutritional informa Continue reading

Caring for a loved one with diabetes

Caring for a loved one with diabetes

As a health care provider who treats persons with diabetes, I frequently tell my patients, Im not the one taking care of your diabetes. You take care of your diabetes."
I say this because its my job to educate and provide recommendations, whereas my patients are the ones responsible for the actual work to control this disease. However, there are often times in a diabetic persons life where he or she may need the help of a loved one. A diabetic person encounters many stages in life. Sure, it can be difficult at times, but the more prepared you are, the better you can handle the situation.
Ive known a lot of parents of children with diabetes. The news of the diagnosis of diabetes in a child can be met with fear, confusion and, sometimes, even anger. Parents need to quickly learn how to adapt to the ups and downs of this disease and are often caught off guard as they enter unfamiliar territory.
Here are some things to remember as you care for a child with diabetes:
This diagnosis may mean a change in diet for your entire family.
At first, it will feel like a moment-to-moment battle between high blood glucoses and low blood glucoses.
It may be difficult for a sibling without diabetes, as the child with diabetes will get more attention because of the disease.
Adolescence is probably the most difficult time in the life of a person with diabetes. The hormones of puberty affect behavior and also affect blood glucoses. This can be a time of rebellious behavior, which can negatively affect diabetes control. Often, this adolescent rebellion carries over to young adulthood, w Continue reading

Diabetes drug and aspirin boosts cancer drug effectiveness | Daily Mail Online

Diabetes drug and aspirin boosts cancer drug effectiveness | Daily Mail Online

Metformin may slow breast cancer growth and reverse treatment resistance
Adding aspirin to a cancer drug could help combat tumors resistant to therapies
These include pancreatic, lung and colorectal cancers, as well as melanomas
A widely-used diabetes drug and over-the-counter aspirin could help boost the effectiveness of cancer treatments, two studies suggest.
Research has found that metformin used to improve the way your body handles insulin may slow breast cancer growth and reverse treatment resistance.
Another study discovered adding aspirin to a cancer drug could make it more powerful in combating a group of tumors that are highly resistant to therapies.
These include some pancreatic, lung and colorectal cancers, as well as a small percentage of melanomas.
Together, the findings offer hope for people with certain difficult-to-treat forms of the disease.
A widely-used diabetes drug and over-the-counter aspirin could help boost the effectiveness of cancer treatments, two studies suggest (stock image)
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Canadian scientists found that metformin, used to treat type 2 diabetes, reduced the rapid reproduction of tumor cells in the laboratory.
It also prevented or delayed resistance to the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin.
Other laboratory experiments and tests on mice showed that metformin reversed protein markers associated with multiple drug resistance (MDR).
This meant the drug might help resistant breast cancers to start responding to treatment again, said the researchers.
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